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BIO3109 Pathology 1

Semester 1, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 060113 - Pathology

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Staffing

Examiner: Leanne Dooley

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BIO2106 or BIO2108 or BIO2215 or BIO2216

Rationale

The unifying theme of this course is the means by which the various disciplines of pathology, covered in the Laboratory Medicine Major of the Bachelor of Health program, come together in a whole of body approach to human pathology. Specifically, the course is designed to increase the studentís understanding of the process of disease at the genetic, molecular, cellular and tissue level. This course will lead into Pathology 2 which will go on to explore systemic pathology and diseases of organ systems. Pathology 1 will enable the student to begin to integrate the theory and practice of the various disciplines in their approach to the laboratory investigation, diagnosis and therapeutic options in individual patients and will enhance their capacity to make critical and informed judgments in a professional setting.

Synopsis

This course will bring together all the disciplines of pathology in a study of the structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs associated with the human body's response to toxic stressors and injury. Pathology 1 and Pathology 2 will provide consolidation of the theory and practice of the Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Histopathology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology courses in the Bachelor of Health for the emerging Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. explain and integrate in a systemic manner the mechanisms involved in cellular and tissue repair and regeneration in the human body and their impact on interpretation of pathology results
  2. examine and analyse the processes involved in the human bodyís adaptation to stress and disease and interpret the relevant clinical implications
  3. Integrate and interpret the pathophysiological basis of disease at the molecular, cellular and tissue level and apply this data to clinical signs and symptoms and pathology results.
  4. employ a logical, systematic and well informed problem solving approach to interpreting patient history, symptoms in the determination of appropriate laboratory investigation and diagnosis in individual patient cases
  5. demonstrate a high level of academic, scientific and professional literacy

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Cellular responses to stress and toxic stimuli 16.00
2. Acute and chronic inflammation 12.00
3. Tissue renewal, regeneration and repair 12.00
4. Genetic Disorders 16.00
5. Environmental and nutritional disease 12.00
6. Haemodynamic disorders, thromboembolic disease and shock 16.00
7. Diseases of infancy and childhood 16.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2016&sem=01&subject1=BIO3109)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • Kumar,V, Abbas, A, Fausto, N, Mitchell, R 2012, Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edn, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
    (ISBN: 9781437717815.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Kumar,V, Abbas,A, Fausto,N, Aster,J 2015, Robbins and Cotran, Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th edn, Saunders.
  • Martini,F 2012, Martiniís Atlas of the Human Body, Pearson Education Inc, San Francisco, CA.
    (USQ 612 MAR.)
  • Tortora,G 2010, Clinical Connections, John Wiley & Sons.
    (USQ 611 TOR.)

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 63.00
Directed Study 52.00
Examinations 2.00
Private Study 48.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 1 20 20 24 Apr 2016
Assignment 2 20 20 08 Jun 2016
2Hr Pt A of Closed MC Exam 30 30 End S1 (see note 1)
2Hr Pt B of Closed SA Exam 30 30 End S1 (see note 2)

NOTES
  1. Examination dates will be available during the semester. Please refer to the examination timetable when published.
  2. Examination dates will be available during the semester. Please refer to the examination timetable when published.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Attendance requirements: - OnLine
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
    Attendance requirements: - ONC
    It is the studentsí responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the Closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next
    examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. If electronic submission is specified for a course assessment, students will be notified of this on the Course Study Desk. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment irrespective of holidays. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  2. If hardcopy submission is specified for a course assessment students will be notified of this on the Course Study Desk. The due date for a hardcopy assignment is the date by which a student must submit at USQ or despatch the assignment to USQ irrespective of holidays.

  3. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ libraryís referencing guide. These policies can be found at //www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware